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05.17.12

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05.17.12 | By Jennifer Wall

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05.14.12 | By Jennifer Wall

A report released by the Foundation Center

05.11.12 | By Jon Tripp

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05.11.12

On Monday, May 14, PhRMA President and CEO John Castellani will participate on a roundtable in Washington entitled: Spending on Health as an Investment: Fiscal Sustainability and Aging Populations. Mr. Castellani will be joined by Dr.

05.11.12 | By Kaelan Hollon

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05.08.12 | By Kate Connors

We at PhRMA have been pretty vocal this year in support of important legislation that helps improve the care that children receive across the country, both he

05.08.12 | By Kate Connors

If you've read some of my previous posts about PDUFA but found yourself resorting to Google to figure out what in the heck I'm talking about, you'll want to take a few minutes to watch a video that we made for We Work For Health, so that biopharmaceutical company employees have a chance to learn about it, too.

After all, as the video says, it's important legislation!

05.03.12 | By Kaelan Hollon

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05.01.12 | By Preet Bilinski

Today is World Asthma Day, an effort to raise awareness about asthma and improve asthma care for patients. Asthma is a chronic disease that affects people all over the world. It imposes a growing burden on society, with prevalence on the rise and an annual economic cost of $19.7 billion.

We talked with Dave Allen, Senior Vice President of the Respiratory Therapy Area at GlaxoSmithKline on why asthma education and care is so important.

Why is asthma awareness/education important?

05.01.12 | By Preet Bilinski

With today being World Asthma Day, PhRMA joins with public health officials, health organizations, and patient groups around the world to emphasize that you can control your asthma, the theme for 2012.

04.30.12 | By Jennifer Wall

Wow! That was what I said when I read the Reuters article about America's growing waistlines. It is truly troubling that incidents of extreme or "morbid" obesity has risen sixfold in the U.S. since 1960 and that medical spending due to obesity is now exceeding costs associated with smoking.

04.27.12 | By Kaelan Hollon

As I put final touches on my weekend plans, I wanted to flag Saturday for folks - it's the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Take Back Day.

04.27.12 | By Christian Clymer

In a recent op-ed in The Boston Globe, Merck's Chief Medical Officer Mike Rosenblatt and Dr. Harris Berman, Dean of Tufts Medical School, commented on the pressing need to fix a fundamental problem in healthcare today: getting patients to take their medications.

04.26.12 | By Jennifer Wall

There has been a lot of talk lately in the run-up to the election about the economy and what types of policies are needed to improve the outlook of our nation. I've found that in almost every election year, we hear a whole host of proposals offered that both Republicans and Democrats claim can provide some sort of silver bullet to our economic woes. But we all know there is no silver bullet, especially if we remain so divided as a nation on what type of solutions are needed to provide a more economically secure future.

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